The Commercial RHI scheme was launched in November 2011.
What is the renewable heat incentive?
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a Government funded scheme to encourage the take up of renewable technologies; it is the first of its kind in the world. The scheme is guaranteed for 20 years, and is index linked to inflation. The UK Government expects the RHI to make a significant contribution towards their 2020 ambition of having 12 per cent of heating coming from renewable sources.
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) helps businesses, the public sector and non-profit organisations meet the cost of installing renewable heat technologies.
Types of heating covered by the scheme are:
heat pumps (ground source and water source)
solar thermal collectors
biomethane and biogas